Production Manager in East of England, United Kingdom

Production Manager
Division: Infrastructure
Job Reports To: Programme Delivery Manager
Location: UK Mobile. Projects in East region and home based in Midlands.

Job Purpose

To lead the safe delivery of Alliance Delivered projects to achieve the required cost, time and quality objectives within corporate guidelines and to develop appropriate delivery and supply strategies and plans for specific projects, ensuring that alliance principals are maintained

To undertake the day to day construction management of project works in terms of safety, quality, environment, engineering/ design compliance, commissioning, functionality and programme. This will involve the management of Contractors and implementing processes to control the delivery of the works.

This key role also amalgamates traditional roles from both Client and Principal Contractor organisations so an underpinning knowledge of both systems is required.

Key Accountabilities

  • Deliver the project(s) safely to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Railway Group, Network Rail company standards and other specific legislation including construction design management (CDM) Regulations.
  • Accountable for the overall leadership and management of the alliance construction Delivery team ensuring that staff are managed effectively to deliver construction projects and a team of competent supervisors and engineers are in place to deliver the works.
  • Apply the principles of sound Project Management taking overall accountability for Cost, Quality and Timeliness in collaboration with the Project Manager.
  • Responsible for overall cost effective delivery in line with the budget for the job. This includes the procurement of labour, plant and materials in line with the target estimate and capturing any variation to the estimate and ensured this is managed effectively and if necessary the change request made to the Programme Delivery Manager.
  • Take overall accountability for the formation of target cost estimates for the programme of work.
  • Lead, motivate and manage track delivery teams to guarantee technical compliance and quality of delivered track renewal and enhancement works.
  • Provide a professional, first class, consistent and effective project management service to the clients, including project monitoring and reporting systems in accordance with Railway Group, Network Rail company standards and guidelines.
  • Participate in the development of supply strategies and framework contracts.
  • Provide detailed input for compilation of the business plan and production of the possessions plan.
  • Control project change, risks and contingency within the project life cycle and provide all cost, contingency and programme details to enable the Sponsor to obtain authorisation for portfolios/projects.
  • Provide a safe working environment in the execution of work directly under the post holder¿s responsibility, including development of project safety plans and other associated documentation.
  • Act as CDM Planning Supervisor as directed.
  • Identify training needs in safety, technical and management areas for the personnel reporting to the post holder and contribute to their personal development.
  • Undertake accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications
Essential

  • Relevant successful experience in project management Demonstrable successful construction management experience.
  • Relevant experience for the specialist area of construction management being undertaken.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detailed knowledge of safety regulations (particularly CDM)
  • Team leader capable of motivating the team
  • Commercial and financial understanding and knowledge
  • Accident Investigation experience
  • Understanding of the CDM Regulations and health & safety legislation, regulations and industry practices.
  • Demonstrable successful construction management experience.
  • Relevant experience for the specialist area of construction management being undertaken.
  • Understanding of the CDM Regulations and health & safety legislation, regulations and industry practices.
  • Demonstrable experience of the implementation of health, safety, environmental and quality management processes.
  • Contract and commercial awareness.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to operate effectively in the site environment.

Desirable

  • Membership of the Association for Project Management or other professional body
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • A degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of investment processes and procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of project and contract management

About Us

Joining Colas Rail UK provides the opportunity to not only establish yourself within one of the rail industrys biggest and most prestigious, multi-disciplined contractors, providing you with a springboard that can take you career to new heights.

We take pride in nurturing talent and providing opportunities for you to unlock your potential at whatever stage you are in your career. We encourage cross-collaboration and innovation and if you are interested in learning Colas Rail will enable that.

Everyday we work together safely to solve real problems, with a shared goal of enhancing the Infrastructure and Logistics which is key to the UK Rail Network and wider Supply Chain. Everyone here has a voice and we encourage all to speak up, discuss their ideas and implement them.

We are always looking for passionate people to join our business and with several bases across the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to join our vibrant, creative, and diverse teams.

Colas Rail hold three core values: Caring, Sharing and Daring. We take care our of our employees, always ensuring safety is a top priority and we nurture our collective wellbeing. We share a passion for what we do, celebrate our achievements and value high standards like nowhere else. We dare to take on new challenges, we are one of the international leaders in our industry. We keep on innovating, expanding, and conquering new markets.

The performance of Colas Rail UK is dependent upon improving and developing the skills and abilities of all employees, and our Equal Opportunities Policy, above all else, aims to achieve this objective.

Behavioural Skills

  • Engage and Care- Engage and stay close to our client. Provide sustainable solutions that you truly care about and join us in having an impact on the Infrastructure of the UK.
  • Execute and Share- Share our joint passion for the important work executed every day at Colas Rail. Share in our success, our diversity, our development and execute our project plans.
  • Energy and Dare- Display the energy of a leader, champion your teams. Dare to think innovatively and explore new horizons.

Colas Rail in the United Kingdom values and encourages diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability, age, religion, or gender. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination. We will create a workforce that is reflective of the communities we work and live in.
We are committed to the Disability Confidence Scheme, and as such we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you are a disabled candidate and have the skills, and or the experience for the job we will interview you. Just let us know in your application form. If you require adjustments or would like to discuss how we can best facilitate your candidate journey, please reach out to us.

Recruitment agencies
Colas Rail currently works with a number of approved recruitment suppliers. We will therefore not consider CVs or speculative proposals from any other agencies. Recruitment agencies not currently approved as preferred suppliers are kindly requested not to submit speculative CVs to any part of Colas Rail.

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